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5.0 out of 5

"Location. Nice, clean, and quiet. Peaceful, creek side. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 22 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

Motel near Cherokee Welcome Center in Cherokee

On river

You'll find Cherokee Welcome Center and Harrahs Cherokee Casino within 2 miles (3 km) of this motel. Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Oconaluftee Indian Village are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Property Amenities

This motel features an area shuttle and a casino shuttle, and free self parking is available on site. WiFi in public areas is free. A garden and a picnic area are also provided.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$386* Per night/room Feb 10 - Feb 11

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

River's Edge Motel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for River's Edge Motel

Everyone (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Location. Nice, clean, and quiet. Peaceful, creek side.

Posted by , from Gibsonville on Feb 22, 2020

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5 out of 5
Clean room, friendly staff, and amazing view. Would recommend to everybody.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020

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5 out of 5

Wonderful, Wonderful!

You read reviews here and other travel websites, and you take them with a grain of salt sometimes. And sometimes, they are spot on target. Looking at the River's Edge from the outside, it's a cinder-block building, parking is right on the road, and all the rooms have exterior doors... but once you go inside, you find a small, locally owned (family-owned?) motel that is right on the river, immaculately cleaned, highly comfortable beds, two (yes, two!) chairs and table, HVAC that works very well... did I say the room was immaculate? This place is a gem, and I realize by writing this review, I may be spoiling room availability for future visits. But they deserve the reputation and the business. One downside... finding early morning coffee within walking distance is a challenge. Be willing to drive or bring a Thermos. They do have the standard in-room coffee pot, but it's the standard in-room coffee pot. Meh.

Posted by , from Albemarle, NC on Aug 13, 2016

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5 out of 5

Hotel's Location Perfect

Pros: The balcony on the 2 nd floor. The location is great.
Cons: The toilet didn't have a lid. It seemed odd to me, but it wasn't t a problem in any way.
Location: Cherokee Museum, Seqouyah National Golf, and Clingmans Dome.
We arrived too early to check in but the staff gave us great directions to explore part of the Smoky Mountains while we waited. We were able to climb to the summit of Clingmans Dome while waiting for our room. The room was very clean and had recently been updated. It was a lot of fun watching the ducks and people (in tubes) floating down the river.

Posted by , from Cocoa Beach, FL on Jul 24, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very nice little hotel on the river

The entire experience was great - from check-in to check-out. The room was nice and very clean, and the scenery was wonderful! Our room (like all the rooms here) was over the river and we could hear the water all night - so peaceful! I'd love to go back!

Posted by , from North Carolina on May 29, 2015

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Property Features

River's Edge Motel offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and a television in a common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Cherokee motel is smoke free.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle, casino shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

River's Edge Motel offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • River's Edge Cherokee
  • River's Edge Motel Cherokee
  • River`s Edge Hotel Cherokee
  • River's Edge Motel Motel
  • River's Edge Motel Cherokee
  • River's Edge Motel Motel Cherokee

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.